Success! Alvin from Tanzania raised $935 to fund clubfoot repair surgery so that he can walk.

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Alvin's treatment was fully funded on October 28, 2022.
  • Alvin's story
  • Alvin's update
September 1, 2022

Photo of Alvin post-operation

November 11, 2022

Alvin underwent clubfoot treatment so that he can walk as he grows.

Alvin has started manipulation and casting to help correct both his feet from clubfoot. He is currently on his second cast and scheduled to ...

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Alvin's Timeline

  • September 1, 2022

    Alvin was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 2, 2022

    Alvin received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • September 2, 2022

    Alvin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 28, 2022

    Alvin's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 11, 2022

    Alvin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Samson is a widower and father of a 9-year-old child. He works as a laborer at a garage washing cars to support himself and his child. A few years ago, Samson started experiencing epigastric pain and discomfort, and could not keep down his food. He has sought treatment at other hospitals before, but to no avail. A few weeks ago, Samson's condition worsened and his brother helped him seek care with our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. Doctors there conducted an endoscopy and found that the cause of Samson's symptoms was gastric obstruction due to pyloric stenosis, a narrowing of the opening from the stomach into the small intestine. If left untreated, Samson will continue to experience pain. His symptoms may also worsen, leading to dehydration, weight loss, and an overall decreased quality of life. Surgeons have recommended a laparotomy to treat Samson's condition. Fortunately, Samson is scheduled for surgery on March 13th with the help of African Mission Healthcare. Samson needs help raising $788 to fund the cost of his procedure. After surgery, not only will Samson's quality of life improve, but he will also be able to care for himself and his child. “I have been unable to care for myself and my child, becoming a burden to my family. The pain is also too much and I am afraid my wife went through the same and died. I plead for support so that I may be treated and get back to my normal life. I am also the only hope of my child,” said Samson.

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